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The newly installed Assistance League board: front, PresidentKaren Mauro with Pat Hobbs and Jacinta Loewen; back, Jo Martin, Joanie Porter, Joan Kasman, Carrie Joyce, Joan Carlson, Ann McEneaney, Judy Soulakis, Ann Hyde, Norma McKibban, Valerie Milan, Diane Gelfer, and Janene Freitas.


Post Officers Installed for Next Year

American Legion Laguna Beach Post 222 and the ladies Auxiliary installed the post’s officers for the 2012/2013 year earlier this month.

Orange County District 29 Commander Bill Sandlin assisted with the installation.

Bob McIntosh will serve as commander with Joe Marcosa, 1st vice commander; Dave Connell, 2nd vice commander; Richard Moore, adjutant/treasurer; Don Hurlbut, sergeant at arms; Norm Abbod, chaplain; Dean Petersen, judge advocate and Frank Daniel, Jr., past commander.

For the Auxiliary Unit, Diane Connell, president; Elizabeth Tomlin, 1st vice president; Sandi Werthe, 2nd vice president; Jean Law, secretary/treasurer; Debbie McIntosh, chaplain; and Toni Abbod, sergeant at arms.


Candidates Needed for City Advisory Committees

The City Council is accepting applications for locals interested in serving an empty seat on the Recreation Committee or replacing expiring terms for three members each on the Arts and Planning Commissions.

Residents who are interested in serving are required to submit an application, available in the City Clerk’s office or on the city’s web site at www.lagunabeachcity.net. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday May 29.

All applicants for the three committees will be interviewed by the City Council at their regular meeting of June 5 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.

Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 497-0705.


Short-Lived Insects Honor Loved Ones

The public is invited to a special butterfly celebration in honor or in memory of loved ones on Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, 31862 S. Coast Highway.

For a suggested donation of $35 or more, participants will receive a beautiful monarch butterfly to release during the event. There will also be hundreds of additional butterflies released, an event organized by Nancy Jenness and the hospital auxiliary.

For more info or to RSVP contact Cyndi McCanne in the Foundation office at 365-2453.


Jews Celebrate Shavuot

Chabad Jewish Center, 30804 S. Coast Highway, welcomes the community to a special Shavuot service on Sunday, May 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with special holiday prayers and reading of the 10 Commandments at noon, followed by a dairy brunch and ice cream party.

Yizkor memorial services will take place on Monday, May 28, at approximately 12:30 p.m.


Become an Official Playhouse Fan

The Laguna Playhouse has launched a Volunteer Auxiliary as a way for everyone to get involved in supporting the Laguna Playhouse.

Whether you’re a high school student, a senior citizen, or anyone in between, you will be welcomed as an Auxiliary Volunteer member, said Elizabeth Pearson, director of development.

Those who serve as Auxiliary Volunteers receive tickets to plays as space is available upon completion of each volunteer assignment of typically three hours. There is no cost to join. Those interested should contact Teryll Sindell at [email protected] or 949/497-2787, x225.


eWaste Drive Sees Record Turnout

The Surterre Properties-sponsored electronic waste drive collected 5.7 tons of electronic waste and shred 5,240 pounds of confidential documents on-site earlier this month.

“Our eWaste drives are just one way that we uphold our commitment to preserving the environment while helping the community,” explained Paula Ansara-Wilhelm, Surterre’s co-founder and chief marketing officer.  The shredding and recycling service saved 44 trees and 168 cars dropped off discards, a record turnout, she said. “We’re thrilled at how well-received these drives continue to be.”


Send a Note to a Marine on Him

To commemorate Memorial Day’s purpose, remembering those who have died while serving in the United States military, John Kozin, owner of AIM Mail Center, 25602 Alicia Parkway, is offering free postage for one-ounce letters and postcards mailed to military service members overseas.

Mailing information for military service members is available at AnySoldier.com, a group that speeds letters to those who are deployed.


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